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Supreme Court denies Oriol Junqueras has parliamentary immunity

09 January 2020 02:08 PM

Supreme Court rejects jailed MEP-elect Junqueras’ immunity and freedom despite EU ruling

Spain's top judges rule against politician's hopes to attend upcoming EU parliament plenary session after chamber confirmed him as MEP

Jailed politician Oriol Junqueras is featured as an MEP on the European Parliament's website (European Parliament)

09 January 2020 01:04 PM

Supreme Court rejects suspending electoral board veto on Junqueras' MEP status

Spain's top judges yet to decide how to interpret EU court ruling stating he has parliamentary immunity
Oriol Junqueras' vacant seat in the European Parliament, with a portrait of the jailed Catalan leader (by Blanca Blay)

09 January 2020 12:36 PM

Supreme Court rejects suspending electoral board veto on Junqueras as MEP

Spain's top judges yet to decide how to interpret EU court ruling stating he has parliamentary immunity
A van carrying pro-independence leaders arrives at the Lledoners prison in central Catalonia (by ACN)

09 January 2020 11:51 AM

What next for jailed independence leaders?

With new Spanish government committed to tackling Catalan conflict, focus shifts to fate of imprisoned politicians and activists

Pedro Sánchez and Quim Torra meet in December 2018 (by Marc Bleda)

09 January 2020 11:37 AM

Catalan and Spanish presidents commit to meeting in phone call

Quim Torra and Pedro Sánchez will sit and talk as soon as Spain's government is formed

Government spokesperson says Electoral Authority doesn't have power to disqualify

08 January 2020 03:02 PM

President appeals disqualification, accusing electoral board of 'usurping' tasks

Government reaffirms it will 'not abide by' authority ruling over votes and rules out snap election
Image of the Catalan government's HQ without Spanish flag on January 3, 2020 (by Miquel Codolar)

08 January 2020 11:34 AM

Investigation to find out who removed Spanish flag from Catalan government HQ

Prosecutor and police launch probe into Friday's incident, with pro-independence ANC group already claiming responsibility

MEPs Martina Anderson, Matt Carthy, Diana Riba, and Pernando Barrena hold up photos of Carles Puigdemont, Oriol Junqueras, and Toni Comín in the European Parliament plenary session on Jul 2, 2019 (by Natàlia Segura)

07 January 2020 04:36 PM

Junqueras hopes to be freed to act as MEP after EU parliament's go-ahead

Politician's lawyer asks Supreme Court to overrule electoral board as Puigdemont and Comín expected to take their seats in upcoming plenary session

Catalonia, Pedro Sánchez's pending issue

07 January 2020 02:48 PM

Catalonia, Pedro Sánchez's pending issue

A successful negotiation on the Catalan independence crisis, leaving courts out of the matter, and jailed leaders are among hot topics for newly confirmed Spanish president
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